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Nyles_Strey

Nyles_Strey

Lives in: Breckenridge, CO USA

Member since: 05/06/18

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Updated bike check Yeti 130 Progressive Coil 5/10/2020 5:14 AM
Yeti 130 Progressive Coil
Added a comment to Nyles_Strey's bike check 5/8/2020 6:45 AM
Yeti 130 Progressive Coil

Size Large, 6 foot tall.

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Added a comment to Nyles_Strey's bike check 5/8/2020 6:30 AM
Yeti 130 Progressive Coil

Thanks! I have no desire to want to slack it out further though, one reason I didn't already. The pros of having it slacker for descending don't outweigh the pros of having it a touch steeper for climbing for me. It's already slack with a long wheelbase as is.

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Updated bike check Yeti 130 Progressive Coil 5/7/2020 5:34 AM
Yeti 130 Progressive Coil
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Updated bike check Yeti 130 Progressive Coil 5/1/2020 6:49 AM
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Yeti 130 Progressive Coil
Updated bike check Yeti 130 Progressive Coil 4/22/2020 3:47 PM
Yeti 130 Progressive Coil
Updated bike check Yeti 130 Progressive Coil 4/18/2020 6:05 AM
Yeti 130 Progressive Coil
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Added bike check Yeti 130 Progressive Coil 4/16/2020 7:01 AM
Yeti 130 Progressive Coil
Added a comment about product review The Capable Trail Tamer - We Test The Alchemy Arktos 29 4/16/2020 6:54 AM
Nyles_Strey

I rode the 29ST all last summer. The sine suspension really is very close to how a yeti feels in terms of support when climbing, but also letting little travel feel deeper than it should when things get hairy. The only reasons I sold it is the somewhat dated geo as said here, although you can easily just go up a size to that end. Only bad thing about going up a size is that their seat tube lengths are a bit tall and with me at 6', I think a 150mm dropper on an XL would be max (which I want more, I can fit a 210mm oneup dropper on my large sb130).

The only really other complaint I had was even though the paint and finish look really nice, I have never had a bike's paint chip so incredibly easy. Sure, all paint is prone to chipping, these are mountain bikes after all, but there were times when the Alchemy's paint would chip even from something like blunt plastic hitting it mildly (like say if you put your bike rack arm on it too hard or something).

Had a blast on the bike, and would love to see them update it a bit to be more modern (really just a shorter seat tube, steeper seat angle, and longer reach would be huge)

Edit to add: Their customer service is top notch, super nice guys willing to go above and beyond for their customers.

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Added reply in a thread ALTA Racks annual NICA sale 4/4/2020 1:30 PM

On sale and still more expensive than recon racks. Good one!